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Thomas Jefferson Blumenfeld
Clinical Associate Professor, Orthopaedic Surgery
BioDr. Blumenfeld is a board-certified, fellowship-trained orthopaedic surgeon with a clinical focus on primary and revision hip and knee joint replacement surgery. He is a clinical associate professor of orthopaedic surgery at Stanford University School of Medicine.
Dr. Blumenfeld has performed more than 4,000 knee and hip replacement procedures. His expert technique, comprehensive experience, and careful attention to detail enable him to excel at both first-time and revision procedures. Over the course of his career, he has achieved and maintained a complication rate well below the national average.
He listens empathetically to all patients, seeking to understand the impact their condition has on their daily activities. He prepares a personalized treatment plan that corresponds to the needs of each patient.
In every case, Dr. Blumenfeld’s treatment goals are to help relieve pain, enhance function, and improve quality of life. He seeks to assure even firsttime patients that he is committed to helping them fully understand both their diagnosis and recommended treatment, as well as timeframe for recovery.
All patients follow-up at regular intervals for clinical and X-ray evaluations following surgery. Dr. Blumenfeld encourages patients to visit him at least once every two years for a preventive care evaluation.
In addition to delivering clinical care, Dr. Blumenfeld conducts extensive research. He has been a principal investigator on clinical trials of new hip replacement systems. He was also a clinical investigator testing a robotic surgical system for total hip arthroplasty procedures. The team that developed this breakthrough received the prestigious Computerworld Smithsonian Award for Innovation in the Arts and Sciences for Medicine. As a pioneer in robotic surgery, Dr. Blumenfeld selectively uses computer-aided navigation technology for planning and performing surgical procedures.
Most recently, Dr. Blumenfeld’s research has focused on how to help surgeons reduce complication rates. He is actively investigating how the long termcost of hip and knee replacement procedures may vary depending on how early a patient¬ is diagnosed and treated.
He has authored dozens of articles on advanced surgical techniques for hip and knee arthroplasty, new materials for surgical implants, prevention of surgery-related infection, and other topics. His work has appeared in publications including Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research, Journal of Arthroplasty, the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, Hip International, and others. In addition to authoring book chapters on primary and revision hip replacement surgery, Dr. Blumenfeld has written a book that shares his perspective on managed care and physician-patient communication.
He serves on the editorial boards of the Journal of Arthroplasty, Arthroplasty Today, and Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research and is CME editor for Arthroplasty Today. He has been a member of the Adult Reconstruction–Knee Program Subcommittee and Hip Program Subcommittee for the Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons.
Dr. Blumenfeld has given presentations on advances in joint replacement surgery at the American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons Annual Meeting, American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons Annual Meeting, and other conferences.
Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology (Maternal Fetal Medicine)
Current Research and Scholarly Interestsprenatal diagnosis, genetics, clinical obstetrics
Mark S. Blumenkranz, MD, MMS
H. J. Smead Professor of Ophthalmology, Emeritus
Current Research and Scholarly InterestsClinical Interest and Research
My primary areas of interest are in the diagnosis, medical and surgical treatment of vitreal retinal diseases. These principally include age-related macular degeneration and other diseases of the macula, and tractional syndromes, diabetic retinopathy, and complex forms of retinal detachment. I have been interested in the development of novel technology to diagnose and treat these diseases, including new forms of imaging, laser delivery systems, other microsurgical tools, and new drugs and drug delivery systems that inhibit new blood vessel growth, scarring and intraocular inflammation. I have been actively involved in translational research in the laboratory as well as technology transfer associated with that research for a variety of new therapies that have received FDA clearance and been introduced into clinical practice over the past 30 years.
Administrative and Community Service
I have served on the Board of Directors of a variety of voluntary education and service organizations, including the Corporation of Brown University, multiple scientific advisory boards and various philanthropic and research organizations.
Paul D. Blumenthal, MD, MPH
Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology (Gynecology-Family Planning) at the Stanford University Medical Center, Emeritus
Current Research and Scholarly InterestsImproving Access to Family Planning Services in Low Resource Settings:
Through a collaboration with Population Services International, the Stanford Program for International Reproductive Education and Services (SPIRES) provides technical direction in a program designed to improve access to and uptake of family planning, particularly Long Acting Reversible Contraception (LARC) such as IUDs and implants, in 14 developing countries globally. The first year saw insertion of over 280,000 IUDs.
Clinical Assistant Professor, Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine
BioAdjoa Boateng is a physician, writer, purveyor of the arts and humanitarian. She completed her undergraduate degree and anesthesiology training at Yale, then undertaking a critical care fellowship at Stanford. Prior to her role as an anesthesiologist and critical care physician, Adjoa completed work in several facets of addiction medicine performing clinical research at the Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City, undertaking projects focusing on Hepatitis C in injection drug users, during her MPH degree she analyzed programs in Philadelphia which trained heroin users to inject Naloxone to mitigate overdose, and in medical school was selected among many to complete a prestigious training course at the renowned Betty Ford Center in Rancho Mirage, California, always seeking to assist the forgotten; those at the margins of society. Adjoa marries this to her current areas of interest, which include the intersection of medicine, the arts and the disadvantaged. She currently is investigating racial and ethnic disparities in critical care medicine.